Practical Project Design and Proposal Writing Skills
Training on
Practical Project Design and Proposal Writing Skills
14-15 November 2015

A proposal writing is a request for financial purpose to implement a project. A proposal requires something that one need to implement a project. A proposal must justify each item or activity, so that a donor agency can decide if it wants to provide some or all of those things. One must know (and be able to communicate) exactly what s/he wants to do with these things, and that is why one should design a project to carry out what s/he wants to achieve. The logical consequence throughout the project proposal is also be maintained.

  • Understand the principle of project design and proposal writing
  • Conduct needs assessment and analyse stakeholders
  • Identify key problems and form a problem tree
  • Develop the theory of change and select suitable project intervention
  • Discriminate project hierarchy and its definitions
  • Form a effective logical framework
  • Develop SMART project goal, objectives, outputs and activities
  • Plan monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Know how to write an effective and useful funding proposal
  • Build or maintain relations with donors


Module 01: Introduction to Project Design and Proposal Writing
  • What is a project, programme and project management?
  • What is project design?
  • Differences between proposal writing and project design
  • Project design cycle
Module 02:  Needs Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis
  • Why needs assessment?
  • Elements of project settings
  • Understanding needs and target groups
  • Stakeholder analysis
Module 03. Analyzing problems
  • Identification of the problem
  • Group discussion: Development of problem tree
  • Converting problem cards to cause-effect relationships
  • Selecting a direct cause for a project
Module 04. Project Hypothesis or the Theory of Change
  • What is project hypothesis?
  • Turning the problems to the theory of change
  • Case study
Module 05. Project Hierarchy and Planning Framework
  • Elements of the project hierarchy
  • Planning framework
  • Comparison of logical framework and results framework
Module 06. SMART Project Goal, Objectives, Outputs and Activities
  • Concept of SMART
  • Development of smart goals, objectives, outputs and activities
  • Identifying SMART indicators
  • Setting targets for indicators
  • Case study: putting indicators & targets in a logframe
Module 07. Project Design: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • What and Why M&E?
  • Selecting baseline data for monitoring
  • Group Discussion
Module 08. Writing an Effective Project Proposal
  • Elements of a project proposal
  • Requirements of donors and matching the fit
  • Tips for successful proposal
  • Case study

Mr. Oum Sony has a Masters of Biodiversity Conservation from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with distinction thesis. Sony also holds a Bachelor Degree (BBA) in General Management from National Institute of Management. He presently works for a leading international NGO as Country Coordinator. He is also Board of Directors (BoD) of OPS Cambodia, and BOD of a social Enterprise and Project Manager for large donor-funded projects such as EU, USAID, ADB, etc. He has over 15 years’ professional experiences. Of which, his 9 years experience was in Administration, Finance, and HR Management, the 8-year in Practical Project Management, Proposal Writing and Fundraising, Project Monitoring and Evaluation. He has been training and lecturing at Cambodian institutes and universities. He also works as a freelancer (consultant) for project evaluation. In addition, he attended many international training programs in publication writing and communications and various conferences China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

This practical training course is specifically designed for NGO managers, executives and supervisors, newly appointed/ prospective managers and those who wish to gain the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to design a new project and writing a proposal effectively and successfully. It is also suitable for employees who are considered to be ready for further development.

Date:                14-15 November 2015
Venue:             Hotel/Restaurant located in Phnom Penh
Time:                8 am- 5 pm
Language:       Khmer
Fee:                 US$ 200 (Exclude any Taxes)
Early Bird:       US$ 180 (Register before November 10, 2015)
The Fee includes: Lunch, Refreshment, Materials and  Certificate. 

Educational Development Institute (EDI)
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